Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 31, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

Clark v Absolute Collection Service, Incorporated Clark sued Absolute alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by requiring a written disputation of the underlying debt. The district court dismissed ruling the Act had an implicit writing requirement. The … Continue reading

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Studying and the Super Bowl

 Sunday, February 2nd, brings the 48th Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks vs. the Denver Broncos, to New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.  Law students who want to watch the Super Bowl but also need to study can multi-task and watch the Super Bowl in … Continue reading

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January 30, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

McCray v Maryland Department of Transportation McCray sued Department alleging she was discharged based on race, sex, and age and disability discrimination. Department moved for summary judgment. McCray requested the opportunity to conduct discovery. The district court denied her motion … Continue reading

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January 29, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Sullivan v State  Sullivan sought post conviction relief arguing his trial counsel was ineffective by failing to request a jury instruction on involuntary manslaughter. The circuit court denied his petition and the panel affirmed. It held that because Sullivan admitted … Continue reading

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January 28, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

Drager as personal representative of Gross v Pilva USA, Inc.  Gross took a generic prescription medication manufactured and marketed by Pilva. He sued under Maryland state law alleging the medication cased him to suffer motion disorders. The district court granted … Continue reading

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Inclement Weather Closure for the School and Library

Despite the beautiful palm trees and blue skies in the picture, Charleston will be in the grip of an ice storm tomorrow or so the forecasters predict.  The school, and the library, will close at 9:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, January … Continue reading

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January 27, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

Cobra Natural resources, LLC v Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission Commission affirmed an order requiring Cobra to temporarily reinstate a mine worker who alleged retaliation for reporting safety concerns. The panel, 2-1, dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. The … Continue reading

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